How To Select A Korean Air Seat?

Korean Air Seat Selection

Embark on a journey with Korean Air and go beyond the ordinary. It is an experience crafted to perfection. Elevating your travel to new heights, the process begins with the meticulous art of seat selection. Just imagine, a canvas of comfort and personal preference, where each seat is a stroke of convenience and luxury. 

As you navigate through the booking process, the option to choose your seat unveils itself like a treasure chest of possibilities. Whether you are drawn to the tranquility of a window seat, the seamless access of an aisle seat, or the indulgence of premium cabins, Korean Air seat selection is your passport to tailoring your flight to your exact desires. This is more than just reserving a space, it’s an invitation to curate your in-flight adventure right from the start.

What is the Korean Air Seat Selection Policy?

Before we proceed with the seat selection procedure, there are some important points about this policy that you must know; 

  • If you have purchased your Korean flight tickets then you can select and reserve a seat as per your preference. You can select a seat within 361 days to 48 hours prior to the flight departure.  
  • For First Class and Prestige Class seats, the seat selection deadline is 24 hours before the departure time. 
  • You can also select the seats in advance that are preferred by passengers. Seats such as extra legroom seats and preferred seats at the front. However, you will have to pay a fee for it. 
  • You will not get any discount on seat selection for minor passengers. 
  • You can only purchase a seat if you have bought an Economy Class ticket for an international flight. 
  • If you have a reduced mobility issue, for instance, pregnancy or physical disability then you will not have to pay any fee for selecting a seat. 
  • The airline allows only Korean Air flight ticket passengers to get chargeable seats. 
  • You can cancel your selected paid seat and claim a refund for up to 48 hours before the scheduled flight departure time.
  • There are some passengers who can select an emergency exit row seat.
  • The airline will assign economy class seats in advance only after you reserve the flight and purchase the ticket. 
  • The airline will assign First and Prestige Class seats after flight reservation.
  • Due to some circumstances, the airline holds full power to change your selected seat without any prior notice.
  • The image of the seat map can be different from the actual configuration of your boarding flight.
  • The advanced seat selection can be limited. The limitation can be applied based on your booking class or membership level.
  • Pre-selected seats can not be guaranteed if you fail to complete your flight check-in on time. 

Various Seats Offered By Korean Air

The various types of seat options that you can get on this airline’s flights are; 


This airline offers extra-legroom seats in Economy Class on select aircraft. These seats typically have 32 to 34 inches of pitch, which is 4 to 6 inches more than a standard Economy Class seat. 

Extra-legroom seats are available on the following aircraft:

  • Boeing 747-8
  • Boeing 777-300ER
  • Boeing 787-9
  • Airbus A380-800
  • Airbus A330-300

Preferred seat

These seats offer more legroom. They are located in the exit rows or in the first few rows of Economy Class so that the passengers can board and disembark the flight easily. You may also get some recline seat options, depending on the airline’s terms and conditions. 

Standard seat

The standard economy class seats on this airline’s aircraft are 18 inches wide and have 31 to 32 inches of pitch. However, you may get a variety of in-flight entertainment options in Economy Class, including movies, TV shows, music, and games. 

Various Ways to Select Seats on Korean Air

Flying to your destination is exciting, but traveling by sitting in your preferred seat during the whole journey can be more exciting and comfortable. 

With this airline, you can select your seat as per your own preference and choice. There is no time limit or deadline to select a seat. You can select your seat during flight reservation booking, after a few days of booking, or during completing the flight check-in.

In the below-written context, you will get all the step details to complete the selection procedure through various modes and methods; 

During Booking Process

During booking your flight reservation, you can easily select your seat by following any of the methods given below; 


Go to the official Korean Air website using your preferred web browser, and then follow the rest of the steps mentioned below; 

  • Enter your departure and destination city’s name, travel dates, and the number of passengers. Click on the “Search Flights” or “Find Flights” button to proceed.
  • Browse through the available flight options and select the one that best suits your preferences in terms of timing and pricing.
  • During the booking process, you will likely reach a page where you can review and customize your flight details. Look for an option like “Seat Selection” or “Choose Your Seat.” Click on this option to proceed to the seat selection interface.
  • On the seat selection page, you will see a seat map of the aircraft you will be flying on. This map will display available seats, occupied seats, and possibly even different seat categories (e.g., Economy, Premium Economy, Business Class, etc.).
  • Click on the available seat of your choice. If you are traveling with others, ensure you select seats together if that’s your preference. 
  • After selecting your seat(s), review your choices and make sure they are accurate. Some systems may prompt you to confirm your selection or proceed to the next step.
  • Continue through the booking process, providing the required passenger information and payment details. Follow the prompts to finalize your booking.
  • After completing your booking, you will receive a booking confirmation email. This email should contain your flight details, including the seat numbers you selected.
Call the Airline Representative

If you are booking your reservation by calling the airline representative, then you may follow the below-given steps to select your seat;

  • Call Korean Air’s customer service line. The phone number for this airline’s customer service line in the United States is 1-800-438-5000. You can also find a list of this airline’s customer service phone numbers for other regions on their website.
  • Provide the customer service representative with your flight information. This includes your flight number, departure and arrival cities, and travel dates.
  • Ask the customer service representative to select your preferred seats. You can specify your seat preference by seat number, window or aisle seat, or even by seat type (e.g., extra legroom seat, exit row seat).
  • Pay any applicable seat selection fees. The airline will charge a fee for seat selection, which varies depending on the type of seat and the flight route.
  • Confirm your seat selection with the customer service representative. Make sure that you have the correct seat numbers for all of your passengers.
  • Then complete your flight booking procedure.

After Booking

You can also select your seat, after a few days of booking. Just complete the steps carefully; 

  • Visit the Korean Air Website: Go to the official website (
  • Log In: If you have an account, log in using your credentials. If not, you might need to create an account to proceed ahead.
  • Access Your Booking: Navigate to the “Manage Booking” section on the website. You can find this option on the homepage or under the “My Trips” tab.
  • Enter Booking Details: Enter your booking reference number and your last name as it appears on the booking. This information is usually in the confirmation email you received when you initially booked the flight.
  • Retrieve Your Booking: Once you have entered the required details, your booking should be retrieved and displayed on the screen.
  • Select Seats: Look for an option to “Select Seats” or “Choose Seats.” This will usually be located next to your flight details. Click on it.
  • Seat Map: Then, the Korean Air seat map will appear, showing available and occupied seats. You can usually see which seats are already taken and which ones are open.
  • Choose Your Seat: Click on the seat you want to select. It might highlight in a different color or display a checkmark to indicate your choice. Keep in mind that some seats might come with an extra fee.
  • Confirm Selection: After selecting your seat, you will typically see a confirmation screen. Double-check the seat number and any associated charges.
  • Complete the Process: If everything looks correct, proceed to the payment page if there are charges for the seat you selected. Follow the prompts to complete the seat selection process.
  • Save or Print: Once the process is complete, you might have the option to save or print your updated itinerary with the selected seat.

During Check-in

If you have not selected your seat during or after booking then the airline will let you select one a few hours before you fly. You can select the flight via select any of the two methods jotted down; 


The steps are; 

  • Go to the official website of Korean Air. 
  • Open your account, then search for the option “Check-in”.
  • Click on the “Check-In” tab.
  • Enter your booking reference number or ticket number and your last name.
  • Click on the “Continue” button.
  • Select your desired seat on the seat map.
  • Click on the “Select” button.
  • If you are traveling with other passengers, repeat the above two steps for each passenger.
  • Click on the “Continue” button.
  • Review your reservation and click on the “Confirm” button.
  • Print your boarding pass or save it to your mobile device.
At The Airport

Select your seat at the airport, while completing your check-in procedure; 

  • Go to the airport from where your flight is going to depart. 
  • Then, find the Korean Air check-in counter.
  • Present your passport and boarding pass.
  • Tell the check-in agent your desired seat.
  • The check-in agent will check the availability of the seat and assign it to you.
  • You will be given a boarding pass with your seat number.

Korean Air Seat Selection Fee

The airline will charge you some amount as a seat selection fee. To know the amount check out the informational table below; 

Types of Seat Booking ClassLong-haulMedium-haulShort-haul
Extra-legroomY, B, MNo charges will be appliedNo charges will be appliedNo charges will be applied
S, H, E, K, L, U, Q, G, XKRW 150,000 ($113.33 USD)KRW 60,000 ($45.33 USD)KRW 30,000 ($22.67 USD)
Preferred SeatY, B, MNo charges will be appliedNo charges will be appliedNo charges will be applied
S, H, E, K, L, U, Q, G, XKRW 70,000 ($52.89 USD)KRW 30,000 ($22.67 USD)KRW 20,000 ($15.11 USD)
Standard SeatY, B, M, S, H, E, K, L, U, Q, G, XNo charges will be appliedNo charges will be appliedNo charges will be applied

Fee Exemptions 

Fee exemption will be applied to some passengers. To know the details, check out the points; 

  • Million Miler Club Member: No charges will be applied for advanced seat selection on Extra legroom, Preferred, and Standard seats.
  • Morning Calm Premium Club (SkyTeam Elite Plus): You can apply for advance seat selection on Preferred and Standard seats without paying any fees.
  • Morning Calm Club (SkyTeam Elite): The airline does not charge any fees for advance seat selection on Standard seats.

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